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Davidson College Announces the Inauguration of its Nineteenth President, Douglas A. Hicks

by | Mar 23, 2023

Douglas A. Hicks ’90 will be formally installed as the president of Davidson College on March 31.


Next week, Davidson will host a series of community events and celebrations that will culminate in the inauguration of Douglas A. Hicks ‘90 as the 19th President of Davidson College. The full schedule is available here.

Two events that might be of particular interest to local citizens:

Unveiling of the Commemoration Design Concept

Join us for the unveiling of plans for the Commemoration Memorial honoring enslaved laborers and others whose labor was exploited. President Hicks will moderate a conversation with the artist, architect, and members of the commemoration committee.

When: Thursday, March 30, 11:05 a.m. – 12:05 p.m. (Calendar listing here.)

Where: Duke Family Performance Hall, Knobloch Campus Center. (Campus maps and directions here.)

Symposium: Envisioning Our Future

A Conversation with Faculty, Alumni, & President Hicks – The Honorable Anthony Foxx ’93 and Mary Tabb Mack ‘84 will join Professors Patricio Boyer, Hilary Green, Kristi Multhaup, and President Doug Hicks ’90 to discuss how Davidson’s past and present can shape our future, and how we prepare for the changing nature of work and society.

When: Friday, March 31, 11:30 a.m. –12:30 p.m. 

Where: Duke Family Performance Hall

Inauguration Ceremony

Inauguration events take place March 30 and 31.

Please join us at the inauguration ceremony of Douglas A. Hicks ’90 as the 19th President of Davidson College.

When: Friday, March 31, 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Where: Belk Arena, Baker Sports Complex. Available via livestream as well. (Maps and directions here.)


Community Celebration

  • DJ serves up music through the decades (4 to 6 p.m.)
  • Popular indie band — stay tuned! (6 to 8 p.m.)
  • Giveaways, food, drinks, ice cream, and games!
  • Guests are kindly asked to register.

When: Friday, March 31, 4 – 8 p.m.

Where: Richardson Stadium field and Alvarez College Union patio


IMPORTANT: Guests planning to attend the Inauguration Ceremony and the Community Celebration can RSVP through our registration form



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